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The sale of beer and other alcoholic beverages in Qatar World Cup stadiums was prohibited on Friday, just two days before the start of the international soccer tournament.
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During the 64 matches, fans will still be able to purchase non-alcoholic beer at the eight stadiums. FIFA, the tournament's owner, confirmed the decision.
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Following discussions between host country officials and FIFA, it was decided to limit the sale of alcoholic beverages to the FIFA Fan Festival.
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Other fan destinations and licensed venues, removing beer sales points from Qatar's FIFA World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters," FIFA said in a statement Friday.
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Budweiser, a FIFA partner for over three decades, stated, "We look forward to our activations of FIFA World Cup campaigns around the world to celebrate football with our consumers."
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According to the Associated Press, champagne, wine, whiskey, and other alcoholic beverages will still be served in the stadiums' luxury hospitality areas.
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"Host country authorities and FIFA will continue to ensure that the stadiums and surrounding areas provide an enjoyable, respectful, and pleasant experience for all fans," FIFA said.